Elected: 1960
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Mr Roland Stanley Glover FRSE
Roland Stanley Glover (nicknamed “Ro” by close friends) was born in Manchester on 9 June 1922. He was educated at Leeds and Manchester Grammar Schools and went on to Manchester University where he was awarded a BSc in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry in 1944. This was followed by war-time studies into insect infestation of imported food grains carried out under C. E. Lucas (later Sir Cyril Lucas) at the University College Hull (1944-1946). His research was recognised by appointments first as Scientific Officer then as Honorary Lecturer in the Departments of Oceanography and Zoology at Hull. Ro Glover was then recruited in 1950 to the Edinburgh Oceanographic Laboratory (EOL) of the Scottish Marine Biological Association (SMBA), to work on Sir Alistair Hardy’s Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) surveys. The CPR is an automated plankton sampler that has been towed behind commercial vessels and weather ships since 1931 (now operated by the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) in Plymouth).

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